Home Remedies for Dry Skin

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
Home Remedies for Dry Skin

When the skin is dry we know it immediately because it usually comes accompanied by itching and begins to flake and feel very tight or stretched. Treating it in time is necessary to prevent skin inflammation known as atopic dermatitis. In this OneHowTo article we offer home remedies for dry skin that will bring moisture and beauty back to your skin.

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There are many home remedies for dry skin but few as effective as this fruit jam. Prepare a mixture of unflavoured gelatin and add half a cup of apple juice and half a cup of olive oil. When gelatin is about to be ready, take it out of the fridge and use it as a mask. Leave on for 20 minutes and then remove with lukewarm water.


Olive oil is one of the best home remedies for dry skin because it contains vitamin E and antioxidants that allow any rough or dry zones to become successfully moisturised. To make use of all its benefits you can mix four tablespoons of olive oil with two egg yolks (which contain vitamin A), mix and apply on your face as a moisturising mask or any part of your body where you have dry skin. Let sit for 20 minutes and rinse.

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Dry skin needs hydration and one way of offering this effectively is through the moisturising properties of milk. Yes, milk proteins allow the skin to soften and hydrate every cell. Ideally you should have a milk bath by running a bath and adding 4 litres of milk. Immerse yourself for at least 20 minutes to receive all the benefits of this home remedy and then rinse your skin with warm water. This will revitalize your skin naturally.

If you don't want to fill your bathtub with milk, get a quarter of milk and pour it into a bowl. Dip a washcloth in the cold milk and apply it on your skin for about 5 minutes.

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Dry skin often leads to dead cells accumulated in the dermis. To get rid of this waste that clogs the pores of your dermis and prevents proper hydration, it is necessary to exfoliate your skin. Prepare a homemade exfoliant by mixing three tablespoons of sugar with two of honey, apply on your skin and massage gently with a sponge. Emphasize elbows, knees and ankles. Then rinse with lukewarm water. Here are some reasons to exfoliate and how to make an amazing coffee scrub for your face and body.

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Almond oil, grape oil and coconut oil are excellent balms which quickly moisturise dry skin thanks to their high content of vitamins. One tip is to add two tablespoons of any of these oils to your moisturiser to enhance its moisturising ability. Apply at least twice daily for excellent results.

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To soften the body areas most affected by dryness we recommend castor oil. This is an excellent home remedy for dry skin thanks to its vitamin E and its rapid absorption. Ideally you apply it directly in areas such as ankles, knees, elbows and heels.

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Watermelon has the property of regenerating cells, therefore it is one of the best remedies for dry skin. Before retiring to bed, apply some watermelon juice and leave to stand for half an hour until it is absorbed by your skin. Then, continue with your usual cleaning routine.

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